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University of Florida Leaks 11,000 Social Security Numbers Online

Friday, July 4th, 2008

“The University of Florida is sending letters to more than 11,000 current and former students to notify them that their Social Security numbers, names and addresses were accidentally posted online.” June 10th, 2008 via WWSB ABC Newsrent a car bulgaria

TD Ameritrade Hacked

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Word coming out a couple hours ago on the AP Newswire (via MSNBC) that TD Ameritrade has been hacked and information has been compromised. Bad news: Information such as email addresses, names, addresses and phone numbers was retrieved from this database and affects TD AMERITRADE retail and institutional clients. Good news: Client assets held in […]

a.K.a Card Update

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

I received a letter in the mail from the bank that issues the a.K.a Card requesting more information from me. They asked me for a copy of my driver’s license, a W-2 from last year showing my gross income, and then an employment history. When I first received I was a bit taken aback. This […]

The a.K.a Card

Monday, June 25th, 2007

I was contacted the other day by a nice woman from The a.K.a Card. She was contacting me to inform me about their product that offers “Total Anonymity, Privacy and Freedom”: the a.K.a Card. In a nutshell what it is is a credit card you apply for and upon approval are sent a card that […]

Facebook and the Government

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Here’s a great, albeit scary, video I found on the web entitled “Does what happens in the Facebook stay in the Facebook?”. It’s a video about the possible involvement and relationship of Facebook with the federal government. At just 4 minutes in length, it won’t take you long to watch it. I highly encourage you, […]

MySpace and Facebook are privacy nightmares

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

It doesn’t take an expert to realize that MySpace and Facebook, and all the other social networking sites, are privacy nightmares. They are an identity thief’s treasure chest. Better yet, they are a pedophile or stalker’s ultimate tool. I mean, let’s be honest here – who HASN’T looked up some of their old flames or […]

Anonymous Prepaid Credit Cards

Friday, March 30th, 2007

PLEASE READ – UPDATE – July 6th, 2008: This post has been merged into a page. Please go here for the full information: http://www.theprivacyguy.com/anonymous-credit-debit-cards For quite a while, I’ve been looking for an anonymous credit card. A truly anonymous credit card as in no personal information is associated with the card or stored on the […]

Identity Theft Recovery Guide

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Great read even if you haven’t had your identity stolen. Stolen yet, maybe? Your Identity Has Been Stolen: a 24-Point Recovery Guide